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Questions and Answers for the National Cancer Institute Study of Brain Tumors and Use of Cellular Telephones
21 Dec 00 | Use of hand-held cellular phones involves placing a small transmitter which emits radio frequency radiation (microwave radiation) next to the head. 13. What level of radio frequency exposure is associated with the different types of wireless ...

National Cancer Institute Brain Tumor Study in Adults
20 Dec 00 | In 1994, researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) initiated a comprehensive study on the causes of brain tumors in adults. Because the causes of brain tumors are largely unknown, the scientists are evaluating a wide range of ...

Scientists Discover Gene Alteration That Hastens Onset of AIDS
19 Dec 00 | Scientists report this week that people who inherit a single, relatively common alteration in a human gene tend to progress more rapidly to AIDS than those born without the alteration. According to Stephen J. O'Brien, Ph.D., a senior author on ...

Researchers Complete Extensive Youth Smoking Prevention Study
19 Dec 00 | Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle have found that a curriculum-based approach to prevent youth smoking was ineffective when used alone in a school setting. The Hutchinson Smoking Prevention Project (HSPP) was a ...

Questions and Answers about the Hutchinson Smoking Prevention Project
19 Dec 00 | The Hutchinson Smoking Prevention Project (HSPP) was a 15-year randomized trial conducted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, and supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Md. The purpose of ...

NCI Announces New Web Design and Usability Web Site
13 Dec 00 | In an effort to substantially improve the usefulness and accessibility of federal government health information on the World Wide Web, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has launched a new Web site called Usability.gov (http://usability.gov) . ...

Researchers Develop Effective Model for Testing Microbicides against HIV
20 Nov 00 | National Cancer Institute (NCI) researchers and their collaborators have developed a laboratory model, which uses skin tissue, that should serve as a reliable tool for testing agents used topically during sexual intercourse to fight off HIV ...

Risk Factors for Brain Tumors in Adults
06 Nov 00 | In 1994, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) began a comprehensive study on the causes of brain tumors. The impetus for the study grew out of public concern about cellular telephone use and adult brain tumors which led Congress in 1993 to urge ...

NCI Awards Grants for New State and Community Tobacco Control Initiative
19 Oct 00 | The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded over $13 million in first-year funding for its new antismoking initiative, the Research in State and Community Tobacco Control Interventions. These 12 grants will support research on innovative ...

Wanted: Surgeons and Patients to Particpate in Studies Testing Sentinel Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer
18 Oct 00 | One hundred forty-two surgeons are now approved to perform the sentinel node biopsy procedure as part of two breast cancer clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). NCI, in Bethesda, Md., is sponsoring these trials because...

NCI Awards Breast Cancer Research Grants Derived From Postage Stamp Sales
06 Oct 00 | The National Cancer Institute (NCI) just completed awarding a total of $6.9 million in two-year grants to 32 applicants to support novel or innovative research in the area of breast cancer. Since the breast cancer research stamp was made ...

The Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study
05 Oct 00 | The Prostate Cancer Outcomes Study (PCOS) was initiated in 1994 by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to look at the impact that treatments for primary prostate cancer have on the quality of life of patients. Health outcomes after...

NCI Announces SPORE Grants for Breast and Prostate Cancer Research
02 Oct 00 | The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded $12.7 million in first-year funding to five specialized groups for research on breast and prostate cancer. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, led by Marc A. Shuman, M.D., ...

Silicone Breast Implants Are Not Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
02 Oct 00 | In one of the largest studies on the long-term health effects of silicone breast implants, researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Md., found no association between breast implants and the subsequent risk of breast cancer...

Questions and Answers for Silicone Breast Implant Study and Breast Cancer Risk
02 Oct 00 | The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is conducting a study to determine the long-term health effects associated with silicone breast implants, including any changes in breast cancer risk. The current study, evaluating breast cancer risk and breast...

NCI Announces Awards to Increase Minority Access to Cancer Information
27 Sep 00 | The National Cancer Institute (NCI) this month announced multiple awards totaling close to $1 million to help develop research and programs to understand and eventually breach the Digital Divide that exists among many minority populations in ...

NCI Selects Five Nominees for Director's Consumer Liaison Group
07 Sep 00 | The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has indicated its intent to appoint five new members to the NCI Director's Consumer Liaison Group (DCLG). As a chartered federal advisory committee, the 15-member DCLG works with NCI to help the Institute ...

President's Cancer Panel Begins Regional Meetings on Cancer Care
06 Sep 00 | The President's Cancer Panel (PCP) has begun a series of regional meetings over the next nine months to hear testimony from all 50 states addressing the question, "Why don't all Americans get the best available cancer care?" The PCP regional ...

National Cancer Institute Launches Lung Screening Study
05 Sep 00 | The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is recruiting 3,000 current and former smokers for the Lung Screening Study, a year-long, $3 million study of spiral computed tomography (CT) scans, promising but unproven technology for lung cancer screening. ...

Web-Based, Cross-Group Registration for Clinical Trials Piloted for NCI's Cooperative Group Members
01 Sep 00 | A menu of phase III trials is now accessible via the CTSU Web site, including important trials in prostate, breast, non-small cell lung, and colorectal cancer. "For investigators, the new CTSU means enhanced access to clinical trials and fewer ...

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